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Mole Remedies

Last Modified on Jun 28, 2015


Many natural treatments are effective for safely eliminating moles. These treatments include the topical application of tonics including apple cider vinegar and others. These treatment options are safe but may still cause slight skin irritation if not applied appropriately.

What Are Moles?

Moles are common growths on the skin that typically appear black to brown in color. Moles may occur individually or in groups anywhere on the skin. Most moles appear in the early years of one’s life but may continue changing or growing later in life.

Moles are caused by the growth of several cells in a cluster rather than being spread out. As the cells are concentrated so is the pigment naturally found in the skin, causing the dark color of moles. Additional life changes may also cause the change of moles.

Natural Mole Removal Remedies

Mole removal involves the careful application of effective treatments. Apple cider vinegar and garlic can be applied directly to a mole and function essentially to burn the mole to eliminate it. Additionally, iodine functions in the same way but is much less abrasive than vinegar or garlic.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a natural diluted acid. As such, the vinegar works to safely burn a mole and removes it. Treatment generally involves daily application of apple cider vinegar to the mole until it has turned black and become a scab that falls off.

Garlic

Garlic is an herb used for treating a variety of health conditions. Concerning moles, garlic’s natural enzymes break down the clusters of cells that cause moles. Additionally, garlic works to naturally lighten the pigmentation in moles.

Iodine

Iodine is a naturally occurring element that aids in the regulation of the thyroid and other hormones. When applied topically to a mole, iodine penetrates the cells and naturally eradicates them.

While moles are common, their appearance may be disconcerting for some individuals. Natural treatments can effectively eliminate moles without the need for surgery or other more invasive treatments.


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ACV, Garlic and Iodine   4  0   

Posted by Jessica (Kansas City, MO) on 08/07/2007

[YEA]  After reading the mole remedies on this site, I decided to seperately test the Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic and Iodine on three different moles. These are my results:

ACV--It completely removed one mole in 5 days. After "scratching" the mole with a clean needle, I soaked a small piece of cotton in ACV and placed it on the mole with a bandaid on it overnight (did this for 5 nights). During the day, I dabbed ACV on it a few times. During this time period, the once raised mole (the size of a pea) became flat, then black, then peeled off like a scab. The only problem was that I did not protect the skin around the mole with vaseline, because I couldn't get the bandaid to stick to my skin if I used it. Because of this, the skin around the mole became quite burned. It looks pretty bad! I'm trying to heal it up with Coconut Oil. But, personally I'd rather have a little burned skin than a nasty mole!

Garlic--the garlic worked pretty fast on another pea-sized mole, but again, I burned myself by not protecting the surrounding skin. And I really disliked smelling like garlic all day! The garlic worked in two days. The mole puffed up and blistered and then came off like a scab. Beware--this stuff really burns, so watch out for the healthy skin!

Iodine--I had a slightly-raised mole that basically flaked off after 7 days of using iodine on it 3 times per day. It takes a little longer to work than garlic or ACV, but NO burning!

With each of these remedies, I scratched the mole with a needle before applying the stuff. I think that helps to really get the substance in the mole in order to breat it down. Also, where the moles have fallen off I have scars. One of the rather large moles made a keloid-type (red, raised) scar. I'm applying Coconut Oil to all of these hoping to speed along the process. Finally, I tried these remedies on moles on my body--not my face. I can't recommend doing that, unless you understand you will have a noticable scar.

Replied by Rivercrosser
Brunei
06/22/2008

Hi Jessica, I tried the garlic method on my moles for 2 days only. I do not perceive any sign of them becoming scabs, rather, they become more protruding and bigger! Is that normal? I get a bit worried and feel like trying the iodine method instead. Any advice? Thanks much.
Replied by Kelly
New Market, Tennessee
06/30/2008

[SIDE EFFECTS]   Hi, I'm trying the acv thing now after reading your account. I have a pea-sized mole on my cheek, and I think the acv is really working, but I was not careful enough the first time I applied it and got on my cheek around the mole. It left tiny little spots on my face that look like burns... is this something will fade with time?? I've been using aloe to try to clear it up. Thanks for any info.
Replied by Jenjen321
Edmonds, WA
05/30/2009

For those who got burned with the ACV on the skin surrounding the mole, did the redness and irritation finally heal. If so, how long did it take and what did you use to speed it up. Thanks, Jen
Replied by K.L
Omaha, N.E.
05/30/2009

I have removed several moles with ACV. Only one took more than a couple of days. I put moisted qtip and held till I could really feel it working. Would do this a couple times a day making sure only to stay on the mole or wart. After I felt like it was gone I cleansed and put hydrogen peroxide,.made sure to keep it clean and they healed in a couple of days. It is a good idea to put a little vasaline around the area you are going to treat to protect from getting burned. Just be sure you dont get it on the wart or mole. I would not cover it while healing as it tends to not heal as fast and will have trouble scabbing so it can heal.
Replied by Dinah
Hendersonville, Nc, Usa
06/29/2010

I'm thinking about using this method on a mole on my face... what kind of ACV do you use? Organic or Diluted from grocery stores?
Replied by Danniella
Essex, Uk
08/17/2010

I used the cheapest Apple Cider Vinegar I found in the supermarket. In fact it only says cider vinegar on the bottle. Don't know whether it was suppose to say apple in front?! Either way, the cheapest Apple Cider Vinegar got rid of my moles after about a week. Read my comments below though (and any other comments) about the scarring afterwards.
Replied by Jeje
Sabah, Malaysia
10/07/2010

Hey... I want to know the kind of iodine you used to remove the mole. If I used the one for first aid that I can buy at pharmacy, will it work?
Please answer this... Means a lot to me.. :)
Replied by Ladybekzxxx
Perth, Wa, Australia
11/21/2010

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]   I have been using ACV now for seven days on my disgusting moles, some are flat and some are raised. It took 4 days for me to notice any difference, but now most of them have shrivelled and are black with a scab over them. There is pink rings around where the moles are and is quite painful more than likely due to the acid in the vinegar. It seems to relieve the pain if I put moisturiser over it and aloe vera during the day. I only put Apple Cider Vinegar on at night after my shower before I go to bed.

This rot that people are saying to cut your moles to let the Apple Cider Vinegar in is pure dribble. Also apparently when they are scabbing DO NOT pick at the scabs, as it will lead to scarring. I'll keep on this website, till they are fully gone. Hope this has been some help :)

Replied by Brittany
Melbourne, Vic, Australia
11/23/2010

I have been using the Apple Cider Vinegar for 3 days pretty much most of the day and night. The moles turned black quickly but now they have a white ring around them one seems to be a little indented but there soft to touch and not dry and scabby at all is this normal? thanks
Replied by R.b.
Ct
05/13/2011

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   After reading the posts I decided to give the remedy a try on a mole ive had on my nose since I was born. The mole was raise and very darkly pigmented, about the size of a pea.

I used a safety pin to make laserations on te surface of the mole and at the base. Fair warning, there was bleeding and stinging. Using a cotton swab I applied petroleum jelly around the perimeter of the mole. Throughout the day, I dabbed the mole with vinegar, every couple of hours or so.

At night, I cut a thin slice of garlic about the size of the mole. Using the point of the knife I poked at it to get it juicy. I placed the little garlic piece over the mole and secured it into place with a bandaid. I left it on over night.

I repeated this method for five days. On the second day the mole began to scab over. After five days the mole looked pretty shriveled and was completely scabbed.

I let the scab fall off and heal. The mole was not completely removed, but I would say it is about 65% gone and the voulume of it was reduced significantly. I will be repeating the procedure to further remove the mole.

Replied by Zobo
Fresno, Ca
04/13/2012

When you guys say "roughen up" the area first before applying ACV... do you just scratch the mole with a needle but make sure it doesnt bleed or what? Can you be a little more descriptive? Thank you.
Replied by Mikey
Mission Viejo, Ca
06/04/2012

I found that instead of using a needle or a pin to roughen the edges before you apply ACV or garlic, using a nail file works well too and you won't bleed. Gently scratch the surface but make sure you dont't get the surrounding skin! Once the scab is formed don't pick it! Apply coconut oil or shea butter over the scab and surrounding skin to minimize scarring! Good luck
Replied by Bambi85
England
06/08/2012

What do you guys think about dabbing some more avc or garlic in the crater, to prevent the mole from coming back? I presume it would leave a bigger scar... But it should also "burn" the root.. Right? Anyone tried it?
Replied by Patounett
Cannes, France
11/22/2012

Used garlic to remove a mole for two days. Protected the area with vaseline but got badly burned around it... Not good... Shouldn't have tried it on my face. Would probably need days to heal. Not sure if the mole will fall off... turned black and dry...
Replied by Patounett
Cannes, France
11/24/2012

The mole fall off... But still really red around it and a yellow scab where the mole was. Will probably use again this method with garlic juice only applied on the mole few times a day.... Garlic applied directly is just too strong...
Replied by Alan
La Habra, Ca
12/10/2012

[YEA]   ACV worked on a big ugly mole on my chest. I scratched until it bled a bit and then dabbed it with ACV 2 or 3 times a day, covering it with a band-aid. About two weeks later the mole was gone, BUT, the scar was pretty noticeable from both the mole and bandage for about a month. Now, I can hardly see a scar at all.... Surely looks better than that awful mole!
Replied by Lesaccali
Sacramento, California
12/21/2012

Ive been using Apple Cider Vinegar now for 5 days on a mole the size of a pea its raised.. I used an emry bord to rough mine up.. Not to the point of bleeding tho.. I think its working but the first few days it swelled up 2-3x its size.. Also mine is not forming a scab? Am I supposed to alow it to drie out.. Cause I thit you continue the process till it falls off.. In addition my mole is looking white not black.. But it didnt have a dark pigmant to begin with.. Any ideas or suggestion on whats going on.. Or a step by step instructions
Replied by Nobodo
Douglas County, Co
08/01/2013

For those planning to use ACV on their moles: roughing up the mole ahead of time is completely unnecessary and does not help the process at all. Just apply the ACV to the mole for a few days and you will get results. You do need to be careful of the skin around the mole, though.
Replied by Nadia
Malaysia
10/21/2013

Well, I do try a lots of thing to remove my moles: Avc, garlic. None of them working. Then I try put a fabric bleacher on my mole. The mole does removed but it came back.it leave a very dark scar and burning :'( and it almost 6 months now. Doesn't change a bit. Is the scar permenant? I really want to fade the scar. Does mederma can fade the scar?
Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York
10/23/2013

To Nadia from Malaysia, You state you had a mole, tried treating it with ACV, garlic, and other things including bleach The mole came back and now you have a dark scar.

You NEED to see a dermatologist. You are playing around with what may now be skin cancer. Skin cancer can and will cause other cancers. Quit playing around and have a qualified doctor take a look at what is going on. You have been playing around with this for over 6 months now with no improvement, but a worsening of what may now be skin cancer. A dermatologist can effectively resolve this. IF YOU DON`T wait too long....Oscar

Replied by Tory
Florida, US
02/13/2015

[YEA]   Tried Apple Cider Vinegar on one mole and Iodine on the other. Both worked beautifully, but I do have reddening of the skin around the moles because I wasn't careful enough to protect the surrounding skin.

I have been rubbing 100% pure Emu Oil over the red spots and very mild scaring where the mole scab came off. It's only been 2 weeks and the skin is starting to look like new. Emu Oil is great -- worked for me anyway.

Replied by Kit
Colorado, US
03/17/2015

[WARNING!]   A CAUTION about scratching or poking holes in moles. Cells absorb. Not worth the risk of turning something benign into something your body never intended.

I always first try castor oil, multiple daily treatments -- no burn, pain, nor scar. It only shrinks moles till they fall off, no harm to normal skin.

However, I don't know why (on me) it works on some moles and not others. For the others, I'm sorry I have to use vinegar. Its acid burn hurts and also damages normal skin. (Spray a weed with vinegar water -- dehydrates in seconds, instantly shriveled! )

Scarring and redness and swelling (fluid sent to counteract the dehydration of a burn) are to be expected. I found the pain sufferable, but I didn't care for it at all.

For scars from burns, I've had great success with what other commenters have said -- fresh aloe plant juice (if not allergic), needle-poked vitamin E caps for a teensy bit of oil, or aloe after-sun gel (those low-cost large plastic bottles).

Haven't yet tried Tea Tree oil for mole removal, but will, as it has been wonderful for other cures. And I'm also going to try dandruff shampoo -- how simple can you get! :-)

Replied by Markgbe
Ny
05/15/2015

[YEA]   This worked great for me, I had a mole behind my ear since I was a kid(32 yo now). After poking and soaking once per day, it dried up and fell off with a little help.

I'm disappointed that I didn't try this sooner.

Be advised, it does cause a bit of redness which is temporary.

Replied by Cindy
Illinois, Usa
05/23/2015

Maybe you could use a small makeup brush to apply the vaseline or whatever you're using to protect the skin around the mole? Or what about some kind of organic chapstick, instead of petroleum jelly?

I'm not sure about "scratching" it. I doubt it's necessary and it's a bit of a risk. Perhaps a hot compress, if one believes one must "open" it up for the ACV...

Anti-Dandruff Shampoo   2  1   

Posted by Sandra (Vancouver, Bc, Canada) on 06/10/2013

[YEA]  I've used anti-dandruff shampoo first for a small fungal spot on my shoulder. I soon found it's great for all kinds of skin issues, though should be used sparingly on sensitive areas like the face. I've successfully treated acne, rashes, and a lifelong redness I had under my nose. I suggested my dad try it for his awful roseacia (not sure how to spell) on his forehead, and in 2 days the bumps were gone. They haven't come back yet, 3 months later. Redness of the skin will persist for a couple days. Basically, the salisyllic acid removes the top layer of skin and destroys any bumps very quickly.

Method of use- I take a pea sized drop on my finger tip and apply to a small area like lotion. You will get used to how much you can use based on skin sensitivity. My dad put maybe 1/8 of a teaspoon on his forehead (including some scalp as he is balding). When I used it under my nose for redish skin, I got my finger wet before putting a small drop (half a pea) on my fingertip. This made spreading a small amount easier, and diluted it to some extent. It almost developed suds/bubbles from the shampoo, but not quite. I consider this the greatest discovery! My doctor told me it's good for fungus on the feet and toenails, bearing in mind that toenail fungus is often unlikely to permanently vanish. At least you can keep it from spreading and ruining your ability to wear cute shoes! Good luck!

Posted by Dlaertios (A, Greece) on 06/28/2010

[YEA]  Anti-dandruff shampoo cures moles. All you need is to scratch your mole, massage and leave the shampoo over the scratched mole. It will make a scab and it will fell off. Scaring is minimal. Keep applying the shampoo until the scab falls by itself in about 2-4 weeks.

I have tried all methods and applying Anti-dandruff shampoo to a scratched mole until the scab falls is by far the best method.

Replied by Becky
London, England
07/11/2010

[NAY]   Does this actually work as I have been doing it for more than 4 weeks.
Replied by Addy
Flowery Branch, Ga
07/12/2010

[YEA]   I personally haven't tried the dandruff shampoo on my moles but I have had really good success using acv. I used the kind from my kitchen on one which worked with a little burning (not bad). I used organic acv with mother on another mole and it worked without the burning. I swear by it and now have a lot of people using to get rid of their moles! A note about dandruff shampoo, I suggested to my sister-in-law that she use it for rosacea and it worked like a charm! She uses it twice per week. Good luck!
Replied by Lee
New York
07/12/2010

I have the same question. I've been trying it since the post showed up. Have we been tricked?(If so, at least it didn't do any harm!)
Replied by Dlaertios
Greece
07/16/2010

Because this remedy will help many people and is the best of all, I like to give more help how I use it. I take a needle and scratch the center of the mole not healthy skin. Usually there is a little bleeding. Then I apply a brand of strong anti-dandruff shampoo daily (3 times per day usually). It scabs after second or third day. I keep applying the shampoo until the scab falls. Before you answer if it works or not please make sure that you follow my remedy. Thank you.
Replied by David
Os, Ms, Us
09/05/2011

[SIDE EFFECTS]   This is my first day trying the anti dandruff shampoo and my mole darkened is this normal?
Replied by Yiddo
London, England
10/08/2011

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]   I used the shampoo but just rubbed it on my mole which is near my eye, the moles got smaller but the skin around it is real burned but at least its decreased. This method works if you apply it carefully.
Replied by John
Manhattan, New York
07/07/2012

What do you mean my scratching the mole? Just scratch it once then put shampoo on?
Replied by Daisy
San Antonio, Tx, Usa
01/09/2013

Anti-dandruff shampoo might work due to the fact the most common ingredient being salicylic acid which promotes turnover/exfoliation. I used the same on a recurring boil and it eventually shrank to never return. But be careful about sls and sles, I'd recommend using a face product that contains salicylic acid instead.
Replied by Sunnyapril
Santa Fe, Nm
03/12/2013

To Addy from Flowery Branch, GA, Does your sister use the anti-dandruff shampoo on her face for rosasea, or on her hair? Thanks.

Apple Cider Vinegar   134  11   

Posted by Mal (Arizona) on 06/10/2015

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  I did a ton of searching before I even attempted this..

I decided if I made it through this I would do a review in hopes to help others.

I had a slightly raised mole on the side of my cheek and I hated it. I had gone to the Dr. And it was benign. I asked him to freeze it off and he said No he would have to surgically remove it and it would leave a scar and stitch marks.

I've had them froze off in the past by a Dr. who is way too old to practice so I know freezing them works well. So I was discouraged and aggravated that he wouldn't freeze it off. I had to look at this thing everyday!

It always worked for me In the past with no scarring. Maybe I should have listened to that Dr. Maybe I should have found a different Dr. Either way enough was enough.

I wanted something done. After I read many reviews I decided to try the apple cider vinegar.

It was either going to work or it was going to be the dumbest thing I have ever done.

Either way, could apple cider vinegar Really work? Was I prepared? How harsh could it be right? I have very light skin. I am the one that got a scar from a briar 2 months ago on my hand and it is still there. Reluctantly, I decided to try this.

Day 1. I put vaseline around the edge of the mole of my cheek. (to protect the skin around the area I wasn't treating) I soaked a cotton ball, squeezed out excess and cut to size of area.

I repeated a few times that day and slept in it for 8 hours.

Day 2. I repeated again during the day and then slept again over night with the cotton ball and vinegar

Day 3. I will not lie....I was freaking out. I told myself... I better not apply any more vinegar as it was stinging, the mole was turning black and I was worried. (even though I had read this was part of the process....were they right? I mean you can't believe everything you read on the internet. :)

This thing was big, black, red around my cheek. I drove my sister crazy having her check it to get her opinion. I kept taking photos. Just checking and I was going to be so ashamed if I had to go in to tell the Dr. How dumb I was so then I felt guilt!!!

I was stressed with worry and fear and thinking....what have I done?

I am old enough to know better.

Day 4. I seen a little improvement but still black and Oh my....embarrassing. I was in hiding In my house. slapped a band aid on if I had to leave. The mole was forming a tough scab.

Day 5. Finally seen the light of Day. It scabbed over and I know you're not suppose to help it along....but tht black troll mole had to go. So I carefully and I mean Carefully peeled it back a little to help the process. I didn't rip and tug the scab. It felt like a hard resin.

Well the big black mole is gone.

I have a pink spot in its place but....today really is the first day I consider the healing phase. I don't know what the outcome will be. I do feel that this will heal and it looks very clean straight across.

Would I recommend this or do it again? I am a chronic worrier and I don't like suspense. So for me? Probably Not. With that being said before even attempting this....get the mole checked. That is the number one most important thing. Get it checked!!!!

Talk to your Dr. Ask if it can be froze off.

I had a Dr. Cut on me on the back of my neck once to have a mole removed that was rubbing up against my shirt and now I have Frankenstein Stitches. Personally, I like the freezing method.

If you do decide to try the vinegar. Do so with care. Research, be prepared. Keep a sterile environment. Do not get It infected. stay out of the hot sun until it heals. Use vitamin E and Aloe vera Or coconut oil.

I am not recommending anyone do this. This review is based on my experience Only.

So now onto the healing phase.

Its bright pink. However, with what I dealt with earlier in the week this is just fine with me.

The area looks smooth, clean and like a bad zit that has been popped and irritated. Looks like a chemical burn. What ever you decide... good luck. This was an experience But I am too impatient not to know the unknown! Good luck!!!

Replied by Mackenzie
California
06/15/2015

I tried the apple cider vinegar before and it worked great. Today I decided to try it on another mole. It is not working at all and I'm extremely worried, the mole became flat, multiplied in size and became grey/black. Did this happen at all to you? Thank you

Posted by Jessica (California) on 06/01/2015

So I'm trying out this apple cider vinegar treatment. I absolutely dislike the smell and taste of vinegar and unfortunately I have a small flat mole right under my nose that I've been wanting to get rid of for the longest time. I've been using a mixture of castor oil and baking soda for about 5 nights and its definitely reduced in size but its taking quite a while. Before I apply anything I put coconut oil on the area I'm treating just to make sure my skin is safe and moisturized. For the apple cider vinegar treatment I'm dabbing a q-tip in the vinegar and applying it on the mole only, doing my best not to get it on the surrounding area. I will continue doing this every 15 minutes or so. For people that don't have a lot of time on their hands, I think I would do this treatment at night while sleeping. Of course you're not going to wake up every 15 minutes though so results may be different. I will update on how this treatment goes, fingers crossed.

Posted by Rachel (Canada) on 05/22/2015

[YEA]  It's been a week since my first mole fled, and just a few days since the second one vanished. I only applied ACV about 4 different times, but each time I was spending about half an hour dabbing an ACV-soaked q-tip on my moles. I'm removing four moles of different sizes. The two that are completely gone were just a few mm high and the area is still pinkish.

The other moles were larger and needed more applications. One was on my hip and I just reduced the size of it instead of removing completely. I may go back and remove it but for now it's just a small flesh colour bump 3mm high, healed VERY well/fast. The 4th mole was an odd shape (none were cancerous) so I'm not sure yet if it's gone (some of it was flesh colour). For this one, I taped a cotton pad on it a couple times and the surrounding area was damaged (regret that). My method:

Dip q-tip in a little cup that has ACV. Dab with precision right in the center of the mole. Wipe away excess, but try to avoid applying excess. When the mole has dried up a minute or two later, dab again. Don't scratch the mole, but you can take the q-tip and rub slowly at the mole, allowing the mole pores to stretch and let the ACV in. When it comes away from the skin easily, stop applying any ACV and then Polysporin for the wound until it heals.

Posted by Just Me (La Crosse, Wisconsin ) on 03/29/2015

[YEA]  Hello everyone. I just went through treating mole removal using Apple Cider Vinegar. I started my treatment on 3/22/15, used a cotton ball saturated with ACV. I applied this daily for 3 days, it flattened out, turned black, scabbed over, the scab has come off now 3/28/15. I also used an emery board to rough it up but did make the mistake of accidentally burning my skin surrounding the mole. I am currently treating this with bacitrin and Mederma. Has anyone had their moles return after removal? Good luck to everyone who may be contemplating on trying this, you won't be disappointed. I wish I would have known about this so many years ago, this is amazing!

Posted by Lisa (Niagara Falls) on 03/18/2015

[YEA]  I used Vitamin E Oil around the Mole, apple cider Vinegar only applied to the Pea sized black Mole and to the bandaid, only applying it with a Q-tip to the area where the bandaid will be touching the mole. In about a week it was scabbed over and gone. I only had a wee bit of burning on the mole and found out that I'm allergic to the tape on the bandaids. Pretty much all healed up know with a minimal scar, which I am sure will also be gone by summer.

Replied by Tara
Manchester
03/22/2015

Hi, I have two raised moles on my cheek/chin area and I've heard good things about using Apple Cider Vinegar on moles to remove them but I've also heard about them getting infected, how easy is it for the moles to get infected when using Apple Cider Vinegar and should I do it?, thanks x

Posted by Jerry (India) on 02/19/2015

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  I read about Apple Cider Vinegar and everybody's experiences so I thought of doing this on a mole dark brown in colour over my upper lip which I had since really long. I did the Apple Cider Vinegar treatment for over 2 weeks with stinging pains some nights, I left it in on overnight for over 2 weeks. I thought it was a big mole so it would take time. Finally for the passed 2-3 days the top area dryed up amd the scab came off tonight. But whats left of it is like I have picked off the top part of the mole and the lower area is still left. It's kind flat and dry from the center area and yhe lower part is way lighter than it used to be. I don't what to do with it, have I removed only a part of it or is it swelling only the middle part from where the scab came off has alreay got hair growing on it. Please help!!! Should I continue or stop doing it??

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
02/19/2015

Jerry, I would finish up the healing with green clay.
Replied by Jerry
India
02/19/2015

Tryed putting the vinegar again last night and it was stinging so I guess the mole is still there. But I still am not sure. Please suggest should I be doing this or should I stop? I have a wedding to attend in the next week, I dont want this on my face, PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by Rebecca (Melbourne, Australia) on 01/04/2015

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  So I removed a flat black mole between my eyebrows three years ago with apple cider vinegar, and it didn't come back till last month. Do moles usually take that long to come back? I keep scratching the new one off (it kind of just looks like a very very light tiny freckle now but I'm scared it's going to grow to be huge again) so I don't know if it'll grow to be the same size or bigger than the old one, but it looks like it's only on the surface, which is strange. But every time I scratch it off, it comes back a few weeks later. Is this normal? Please help!

Posted by Trey (Los Angeles, California) on 12/11/2014

Hi, I have multiple moles on my face. They are all flat and their sizes range from a grain of salt to a dot made from a generic fine-tipped sharpie.

I have decided to use apple cider vinegar to remove them and I just want to know some tips to quicken the process and/or reduce the side-effects. Also I was not able to find any posts about people removing FLAT moles successfully - all I found were for raised ones.

Thanks

Replied by Mr. Ree
Usa
12/12/2014

Dab a cue-tip in the apple cider vinegar and then dab it on a few moles before you go to bed...It will remove them in less than a month...I would just work with a few at a time...You may also dab the moles another convenient time of the day for you.

Posted by Ally (Japan) on 12/06/2014

[SIDE EFFECTS]  Hello everyone!! I love this site and I truly enjoy reading everyone's comments about their mole removal journey. I've had a small (3mm-4mm), flesh-colored mole above my lip for several years now. It causes me so much stress and, after reading this blog for awhile, I decided to give the ACV method a try last week. I roughed up my mole with a sterilized needle and surrounded the mole with Vaseline. Afterwards, I placed a Q-tip dipped in ACV on the site. Within several minutes, the mole had shriveled up and turned into a black scab. I left it alone for almost a week; however, I noticed that the skin around the mole site was red and raised. (it almost looks like I have a life saver around the scab). The scab came off to reveal a crater area, but the skin around it is still inflammed and red! Did I remove the whole mole or did I just doughnut punch the center of it? I have a crater, which looks worse now that the skin around it is still raised and red. Please help! Did anyone else experience this? I have been placing antibiotic ointment and Neosporin in the crater. Any advice would be much appreciated. I am so terrified that I ruined my face forever!

Replied by Timh
KY
12/07/2014

Make a small poultice of Comfrey Root powder and place over the affected area.
Replied by Rach
New Mexico, US
01/17/2015

Did you ever get that outer area healed up ? I am going through the sane thing and I'm really worried... The scab came off today and I have the crater but the outer layer is raised slightly and brownish red
Replied by Jerry
India
02/19/2015

Hi, I think even I am experiencing the same thing. Can you tell did it come out totally or what happened?
Replied by Jerry
India
02/24/2015

Hey, I have the same situation. Could you tell me what happened to yours? What did you do? Plzzzzzz help!
Replied by Kt
Usa
02/25/2015

Ally and Jerry: I don't know whether this will help you, but I'll tell you what happened to me.

Years ago I got an injection in my hip. The area at the injection site developed a huge crater and it was there a very long time. My PCP couldn't advise me but ordered a biopsy that was "normal". I cannot recall how long it was there but I started to vigorously scrub over it with the towel after I showered. Once in awhile I would rub/massage the area with my fingers and eventually it filled in...I just assumed the stimulation helped regenerate the skin cells.

Since the areas are on your faces, I would suggest applying vitamin E (pierce the capsule) on the area after massaging and before you go to bed to help reduce scarring. Apply vitamin E before exposure to the sun. It would be best to use a small band aid to keep it covered. Taking vitamin E internally has also been reported to help reduce scarring.

I hope this works for you. :-) ~Kt~

Posted by Fornickels (Long Island City, Ny) on 11/12/2014

[YEA]  Apple Cider Vinegar for Moles:

I did this for a small clear mole on the bridge of my nose. Worked perfectly with no burning, but I used vaseline around it. I'm trying it now with a larger, skin toned mole in the crease of my nose. This one is taking longer, on day two and still not crusting up. It's starting to get a little dry but that's it. Since this one is larger and clearly has a root, I think it will take longer.

Posted by Sarah (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 10/08/2014

So I need help. I have had this mole under my arm for 15 years, it is about the size of a pencil eraser that is located in my armpit and I found the idea about ACV. So I have been soaking a cotton ball and putting it on the mole and it has been about two weeks. However it only becomes white on parts of it and when I take the ACV off it just got back to normal. I have not "roughed it up", because now everytime I put on the ACV it stings for awhile. What am I doing wrong? Do I need to try and rough it up? It is hard with the position of the mole. Any suggestions?

Replied by Morgan
Canada
11/01/2014

Hi Sarah, I think roughing it up does help. My mole didn't turn into a scab until after I poked it with a needle, which I think helped the ACV get into the mole and scab quicker. As for your mole just changing back to normal after you take the ACV off, maybe you're not leaving it on long enough? Do you leave it on overnight? That is best.

Posted by Anon (US) on 09/04/2014

I put a piece of cotton soaked in raw apple cider vinegar over the mole and put a bandaid over it. It was on for most of a day. The mole was small, maybe an eighth of an inch, raised a little, dark on top. The next day I scratched at the mole and it came right off. It's all healed now. The skin around the mole was unaffected. There was a little pink crater where the mole was, it's all healed now. Awesome. Thank you all who helped me.

I have two other moles I did the same thing to, but they are larger. They didn't come off right away, they are maybe a quarter of an inch, and raised. They have all been there for years. I'm allergic to the bandaid sticky stuff, so there is a red inflamed area where the sticky part touched my skin. I used just the sticky tabs on the other two moles and it made big red marks on my skin. One mole got pale looking, now it's like a scab, but red around it from the bandaid still. The other is like a scab, but it's black looking and still raised, and not red around it. I put the bandaids on them for three days or so. They all burned like people say. I'm waiting for the redness to go away so I can do it again using the whole bandaid, this time, instead.

I am very happy not having "stuff" on my face.

Replied by Ally
Japan
12/06/2014

Hey Anon! Thank you so much for your post! I am so sorry to bother you, but I recently tried this method to remove a small (3mm) flesh colored mole above my lip. I scratched up the mole with a sterilized needle, applied Vaseline around the site, then applied a q-tip dipped in Bragg's ACV to the mole. The mole instantly shriveled up and turned into a scab. I was so excited to see it literally dissolve before my eyes. Several days later, the scab came off and much to my dismay I have been left with a small crater (still continuing to scab) and red, raised skin/inflammed around the crater. I am so nervous that I have destroyed my face forever! Did you experience irritated/raised inflammed skin around your crater? How long did it take the crater to fill in? What does your scar look like now? Thank you so much for all of your help!


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